Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: The Bungalow by Sarah Jio

"The Bungelow", Sarah Jio's newest novel is such a great story. I fell in love with the characters and their journey through Bora Bora during WWII. Sarah's description of the island during a time long ago is unforgettable. The white sands, the lap of the tide and the smell of the blossoms invade your senses while drifting through the pages. This is a story of love, loss, heartache, murder and, most of all passion - passion for a lifetime.  

 SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble

A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.
In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiancé, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.
A timeless story of enduring passion, The Bungalow chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.

 RATING 5 STARS -  Amazing!

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